Custom home design is completed designed by the Fiona Winzar Architects. The architect have customed a living space in Orange Grove, Australia. Covers area for about 180 square meters, this custome home design was progressed in 2010.
By the architect, this dwelling project is started as design for the subdivision of an existing residential block in East St. Kilda. This residential is sold off as a living space and land package. The architect clients have no intetion of living in the new house, so they give the architect as the house designer the complete design freedom. By stealth, the architect create a design which they would want to build for themselves.
The site for customize the living space is about 180 square meters. This site is cut out of a back yard which had its side-boundary adjacent to a public park. The architect challenge in designing this custom home design is to create a design for a dual occupancy site, it is where the experience of the living in the new living space is not one of being hemmed in, but to the contrary, expensive. The inspiration is provided by the outlook onto the park.
This custom home design is plagued wit the red-tape. Firstly, that the architect must do is remove a covenant to allow for two dwellings on the lot. There is also a Special Building Overlay relating to flood. Eventually, a Heritage Overlay is added complications to the usual planning permit and energy rating requirements. All of these obstacles are overcome.
Custom Home Design
The living level of the living space is on the first floor, located within a double-height space. It is achieved by the architect intended to capture the best aspect of the trees, so that the experience is something akin to being in a tree-house. A mezzanine which is slung within the double height space is accommodates the master bedroom and it is forms a low ceiling to the dining space below. The ceiling is interpretive of that at the Stokehouse on St Kilda beach, it is made of recycled timber beams with expressed cross bracing. An intimate dining area which is dramatically contrast with the expansive double-height living and kitchen areas at each end is created by this low slung ceiling.
Another St Kilda reference is the first floor verandah. This semi-enclosed verandah is the interpretive of the fabulously practical built-in porches which is common to the Art Deco apartments along The Esplanade.